Staff of The Royal Opera


The former Prince of Wales

Oliver Mears
Director of Opera

Oliver Mears

Sir Antonio Pappano
Music Director of The Royal Opera (Position generously supported by Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE)

Sir Antonio Pappano

Peter Mario Katona
Director of Casting

Peter Mario Katona

Cormac Simms
Administrative Director

Cormac Simms

Company Manager

Ruth Mulholland

Opera Production Coordinator

Rebecca Nathan

Artistic Administrator

Melanie Allmendinger

Staff Director

Dan Dooner

Head of Music (Position generously supported by Bertrand and Elisabeth Meunier)

Richard Hetherington


Mark Packwood, Susanna Stranders, Christopher Willis

Administrative Producer, Main Stage

Hugo Pattinson

Creative Producer

Sarah Crabtree

Senior Producer

Rachel Caccia


Grace Cook


Katy Reader, Andrew Kingsmill

Contracts Administrator

Evanna White

Contracts and Music Assistant

Emily Braganza

Financial Controller

Kevin Hargreaves

PA to the Music Director and Music Administrator

Lottie Johnson

EA to the Directors of Opera

Jack Blue

Jette Parker Artists Programme

Head of Programme

Elaine Kidd

Artistic Director

David Gowland

Administrative, Company and Events Manager

Thomas Marshall


Catherine Chibnall

Senior Project Co-Ordinator and Access Lead

Elliott Henry

Administrative Assistant and Project Co-ordinator

Isobel Lawson

Programme generously supported by Oak Foundation

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